Online Encyclopedia Search Tool

Your Online Encyclopedia


Online Encylopedia and Dictionary Research Site

Online Encyclopedia Free Search Online Encyclopedia Search    Online Encyclopedia Browse    welcome to our free dictionary for your research of every kind

Online Encyclopedia

Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder (born August 8, 1952) is a Norwegian author of novels, short stories, and children's books.

Gaarder was born in Oslo, Norway, into a pedagogical family. He studied Scandinavian languages and theology at the University of Oslo. For a while, before launching his writing career, he taught philosophy.

His best known work is the novel Sophie's World, subtitled A Novel about the History of Philosophy (ISBN 0425152251). This popular work has been translated into fifty-three languages; there are twenty-six million copies in print, with three million copies sold in Germany alone.

List of Works

External link

  • Biography

Last updated: 02-10-2005 10:41:58
Last updated: 03-18-2005 11:16:12